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CONNECTION, the importance of Presence in a digital world.

How do our senses shape our idea of connection? Join Valeria Perboni, Brunel’s Artist in Residence, for a very special first glimpse of her in-development process of artistic creation, exploring multisensory creativity with elements born from community engagement, in our immersive 360 dome.

Following this exploratory taste, you’re invited to join a very special conversation with Valeria and Professor Akram Khan, Brunel’s Public Engagement Champion and Professor of Experimental Particle Physics and High Performance Computing.

Exploring the fundamental themes at the heart of this very special Residency, and the importance of Presence in a digital world, this conversation will bring us together to explore expression, communication and the role of creativity.

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CONNECTION has been a keyword for the Residency so far, with sensory connection and connection to self & others as a pathway towards creative exploration.

In this conversation, Valeria and Akram will discuss the types of connection that have emerged, their relevance in the context of the university and in the wider arts industry, and how sensory connection is a vital tool for creativity and wellbeing.

This event is part of the Brunel Research Festival, which returns this May for a packed programme of online and in-person activities, celebrating cutting-edge and challenge-led research at Brunel and beyond. Showcasing the world-class research carried out by colleagues from across the University, the Festival is a month-long celebration of the diverse local and global benefits of our research.

Free and open to all.

Explore the programme: